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The #1 rated strategy board game gets its first expansion!

Twilight Struggle: Turn Zero is a new mini-expansion that lets players explore alternate starting situations for the two superpowers. What if Chiang's forces had held on in southern China? What if Churchill's Tories had won re-election in 1945? And what if the Western Allies had crossed the bridge too far, and reached Berlin first? These and other possibilities that alter the opening setup in Twilight Struggle are now open to players. Both seasoned veterans and new arrivals will enjoy the many new plays and dilemmas introduced here for the first time. The expansion release includes:

* Turn Zero Scenario
* Promo Packs 1 and 2 (8 cards)
* Alternate Space Rack Track
* Collector’s Edition Card Art

"Now the trumpet summons us again, not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need; not as a call to battle, though embattled we are – but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle..." – President John F. Kennedy

Twilight Struggle puts the player at the center of the Cold War, the political and economic struggle between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R that spanned 5 decades from the 1950's to the 1990's. Designed by award winning creators Ananda Gupta and Jason Matthews, players control one of the two modern superpowers, as they work to spread their dominance throughout the world via political influence and coup attempts. But if either side triggers nuclear war, it's game over!

The event cards in the game are based on actual historical events from the Cold War era. Through the playing of these events, players exert their superpower's influence as they attempt to gain allies and regional control of the globe. From the early days of De-Stalinization, to the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War and beyond, players are immersed in the actual events of the struggle between these two nations to be the dominant superpower in the world!

Hone your skill and strategy as a world leader against an A.I. opponent, and then take your game global with matches against other players via asynchronous online game play.

•A.I. Opponent
•In-game Tutorial
•Pass-and-Play Multiplayer
•Asynchronous or Real-time Online Play
•Invite Playdek Friends
•Online Profile and Stats
•Customized Online Game Clock
•Player Rating System

"As a strategy game, Twilight Struggle is a revelation." - PC Gamer
"...every strategy gamer should play Twilight Struggle without fail: it's just that good." - Pocket Tactics

2012 Ludoteca Ideale Winner
2011 Lucca Games Best Boardgame for Experts
2006 International Gamers Awards - Historical Simulation
2006 International Gamers Awards - General Strategy; Two-players
2006 Golden Geek Best Wargame Winner
2006 Golden Geek Best 2-Player Board Game Winner
2005 James F. Dunnigan Award Winner
2005 Charles S. Roberts Best Modern Era Boardgame Winner


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What’s New

Version 1.1.3

Fix IAP system issues

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

Hotspur122345 ,

Be wary of expansion/update

Twilight Struggle is a great port of a great game, but ever since the expansion/update, the AI -- which used to be fast and efficient -- takes forever to make a simple decision. The game is almost unplayable now (even on the most modern iPads). I'd also second those other critics who say the Turn Zero cards are very buggy. I'm very surprised that Playdek, an otherwise excellent games company, released this into the wild. I guess they wanted something out by Christmas, but if I were you, I'd stay away from updating the previous version until they've fixed the bugs.

UPDATE (October 2017): To be fair, the developers eventually fixed the bizarrely buggy release and it plays beautifully well now (and has been for some time). So buy it, buy it, buy it.
P.S.: The Turn Zero expansion is quite fun, especially since the weird bugs in it (the AI seemed to forget the special rules) have been ironed out. Would love to see if Playdek can release some more expansions.

Eriptron ,

Lazy Developer not very good at fixing bugs.

One star! This developer NEVER FIXED the game resetting itself in the background. That’s inexcusable to release the game that way. Then YEARS later, they STILL have not fixed that issue. I wanted to take notes during the Tutorial and this BUG prevents that. They don’t even have a setting for running in the background. A third bug in the Tutorial. Tapping DEFCON Status does nothing. A long touch and the text flashes by. That cuts it. Wasted my money! Deleted.

It’s a shame that a good game is ruined by a poor developer.

The last thing this developer fixed was IAP a YEAR AGO. But not the remaining bugs.

I remember a time (30 years ago) when game developers were driven by the desire to put out a “quality” product and were embarrassed if a bug got out.

Switch to today when customer’s, ridiculously, accept software bugs in paid for apps as normal. What fools! Oh, by the way, in those days we took the program (games, whatever) back to the store for a complete refund. That’s called “incentive”. Put out quality software or go out of business. Apple changed all that where today, you hardly can expect to get program quality. How sad that money exceeds our expectations and controls our lives.

TreCP is taken ,

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!

When I first got this a week ago, I would have given this 4 or 5 stars. After my first game or 2, however, I have run into MANY bugs.
-Southeast Asia scoring card appeared in early war and then came back around! This is game changing if you know how to play this game.
- sometimes you can add extra influence with no card or reason behind it when placing influence.
- I just lost a game after the AI player chose to make a coup attempt on a battleground country at a level 2 defcon (AI should have lost)
- “free” coup attempts *sometimes* degrade defcon
- once a scoring card popped up that was not actually in either player’s hand.

These are just a few. I think I have had bugs come up in 60% of my games. Once, it said I had degraded the defcon and ended the game when I hadn’t played any cards that do that, nor had I made a coup attempt on a battleground.
The actual board game is great, but I don’t think I will waste my time with this app. Sounds like they don’t fix bugs...
Not worth putting the time into playing a game if you can randomly just lose through no fault of your own after 45 minutes.
Buy the board game, find someone to play with! The board game is worth the money. The app isn’t.


Asmodee Digital
317.9 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
In-App Purchases
  1. Turn Zero & Promo Packs $2.99


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